Paul Revere Ride Reenactment

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Paul Revere’s famous Midnight Ride, as recounted in the not so accurate poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, started in Charlestown with the purpose of alerting John Hancock and Samuel Adams about the departure of the British Regulars from Boston headed West.

Revere arrived at the house of Rev. Jonas Clarke where Hancock and Adams were staying at about midnight on April 18th, 1775.

The Lexington Historical Society along with the Lexington Minute Men and the National Lancers re-creates Paul Revere’s arrival at midnight at the Hancock-Clarke House, complete with the drama of the reactions of the occupants of the house. For more information about this historic event, please see Paul Revere’s Ride. (Source: Lexington Historical Society)


See also: The History List Guide to Patriots' Day, including the complete list of activities before, during, and after Patriots' Day.